Bajrayogini Temple, Sankhu

Bajrayogini Temple, Sankhu

Bajrajogini, situated in Sankhu village 20 km east of Kathmandu, is a prominent Tantric deity which is worshipped by both Buddhists and Hindus alike. The three-storey pagoda was constructed by Kantipur (Kathmandu) King Pratap Malla in the 17th century. There is also the temple of Khadgajogini in the area. Goats, chicken and ducks are offered as sacrifice to the deity during festivals such as Dashain. Buddhists following the Vajrayana sect also consider the temple to be sacred. There are a number of prayer wheels with inscriptions of “Om Mani Padme Hum” written in Tibetan script.

Access: Buses leave Kathmandu’s old bus park for Sankhu. It is an hour uphill climb to the shrine. One can also reach the shrine from Nagarkot, which is a two-hour trip.

 

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